The Best Wineries in Tasmania to Swill, Sip & Savour Your Way Around
Who's ready to be enchanted by the viniferous delights, passionate winemakers and striking scenery at the best wineries in Tasmania?
Tasmania’s rich soil, crisp temperatures and stunning vistas make for some of the country’s best wineries. Pairing the region's exceptional wines with locally made cheeses and seasonal produce is the cherry (or grape) on top.
From the picturesque Coal River Valley right up through the scenic cradle of the state's wine industry, Tamar Valley, discover the best wineries in Tasmania located in some of the most scenic settings. Because what's better than a languid day spent swilling, sipping and savouring world-class wine with friends?
A scenic 40-minute drive south from Hobart will land you in Flowerpot — a tiny dot on the map that boasts a population of 73, and a very delightful winery. Mewstone Wines specialises in premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, all of which can be enjoyed in the comfort of the architecturally designed cellar door. Floor-to-ceiling glass offers breathtaking views over the immaculate lawns, undulating vines, and across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel leading out to Bruny Island. For $25 you can enjoy a tasting of 8-9 wines (depending on the season) with locally sourced seasonal platters should you get peckish.
11 Flowerpot Jetty Road, Flowerpot
Stefano Lubiana Wines
A unique vineyard just twenty minutes outside Hobart, Stefano Lubiana Wines offers up one of the purest expressions of Tasmanian wine. Biodynamic and with a progressive, natural focus toward viticulture, these sixth-generation family farmers truly know how to produce some of the finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the state. They have history and passion on their side, after all.
Amble on into their charming cellar door and fall quickly in love with their 2021 'Sasso' Pinot Noir.
The Tuscan-inspired Estate also takes full advantage of the cascading views down the Derwent River, making it the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding or bespoke event. Their onsite restaurant Osteria Vista's $95 set menu is also worth its weight in gold, with a seasonal focus on handmade pastas and the likes of Lydall lamb, served with radicchio, pecorino and balsamic and zucchini, labneh and salsa verde.
Exquisite all round, this is one of the best wineries in Tasmania to swill, sip and savour your way around.
60 Rowbottoms Road, Granton
Holm Oak is a Cellar Door - with a difference! Their unique sensory garden, the first of its kind in Tassie, brings their wine to life and lets you taste, smell and experience the wine in a truly immersive way. Located in the picturesque Tamar Valley, just 40 minutes from Launceston, go on an aromatic journey with their expert-led tasting tour where you can explore and gather fresh fruits and nuts and relish the flavours and scents of raspberries, strawberries, and cherries. Immerse yourself in the fragrant rose garden, herbs, citrus leaves, and pepper berries while savouring complementary wines in a serene atmosphere.
Bronze award winners at Tasmania Tourism Awards 2023 and renowned for their acclaimed pinot noir, owners Bec and Tim are passionate about wine and food and making your experience when you visit their winery one to remember.
Sensory Garden tours cost $50 per person and bookings are essential.
11 West Bay Rd, Rowella Tasmania 7270
On the outskirts of the historic town of Richmond, only 20 minutes from Hobart, lies Pooley Wines, a family-owned vineyard that has been lovingly tended for three generations. The Coach House — nestled between the rolling vine-covered hills and a Georgian convict-built home, is where guests can pull up a pew and enjoy one of their signature drops. Specialising in Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, the staff are avid storytellers and will happily share anecdotes about the wine-making process, growing techniques, and rich history of the property. That passion ensures it stands strong as one of the best wineries in Tasmania, time and time again.
Visitors can indulge in tastings, local cheeses and charcuterie boards daily. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays they fire up the pizza oven, serving homemade wood-fired pizzas that also cater to gluten-free and vegan diets. Pooley Wines is an excellent way to spend a leisurely afternoon, and very family-friendly to boot.
1431 Richmond Road, Richmond
Ghost Rock Wines
Nestled on Tasmania’s north coast, Ghost Rock Winery not only offers sensational wines and dramatic landscapes but also a full-blown gastronomic experience.
This family-owned vineyard boasts a strong selection of wines from bubbles (the 2018 Zoe Sparkling Brut Rose is excellent, while an honourable mention must go to their Supernatural Pet Nat), to a whites selection that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay. Rounding out the list is their Rose and naturally, a delectable Pinot Noir.
The restaurant’s menu celebrates local growers, producers and makers from their corner of Tasmania, offering a three-course meal alongside more casual options like a grazing plate, Tarkine oysters or cheese selection.
With indoor and outdoor seating, it’s a family and dog-friendly spot (weather permitting), with award-winning wines, bucolic views, and a modern Tasmania menu. A clear frontrunner when it comes to the best wineries in Tasmania.
1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown
Only a 15-minute drive from Hobart is Frogmore Creek Cambridge Winery. Dine amongst rolling vineyards and sip on local wines from Frogmore Creek and other wineries in the area. The menu is made up of 3 sections including from the sea, from the land, and from the garden. Our tip: arrive early and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting before you settle in for lunch. The highly acclaimed Frogmore Creek wines are from the genuine cool climate of southern Tasmania, where their grapes benefit from a long growing season amongst the pristine natural environment. These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours and fresh natural acidity, perfect for producing world-class cool-climate wines — making this one of the best wineries in Tasmania for oenophiles.
699 Richmond Road, Cambridge
Stoney Rise Wine Company & Cellar Door
Not your average tasting room. The new (strikingly, minimalist and sustainably) designed Stoney Rise Cellar Door is not to be missed on your adventures around the best wineries in Tasmania. Beautifully positioned overlooking Kanamaluka (River Tamar), settle in for estate-grown and made wines and snacks that include charcuterie, sardines and a serious cheese selection.
The elegant, yet relaxed interior combined with an open outdoor fireplace and vast lawn makes it the perfect place to sit and enjoy good company. Seated wine flights of Stoney Rise's range of wines are available, along with wine by the glass and bottle.
96 Hendersons Lane, Gravelly Beach
Bay of Fires Winery & Cellar Door (+ House of Arras)
House of Arras’ founder Ed Carr is the only non-champenois winemaker to receive a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Championships. It is no surprise then that House of Arras is a standout wine globally. Making the most of the ideal soil and climate combination that northern Tasmania affords, and produced using the traditional French technique, House of Arras wines can be enjoyed at its sister cellar door, Bay of Fires.
Visitors can book one of several experiences from the Chardonnay Masterclass (90 mins) to the Sparkling Scholar (120 mins, paired with gourmet brioche sandwiches), to a Wine, Wildlife and Vineyard walk (120 mins). Each session is well-curated and expertly delivered.
While you’re there, take a walk through the adjacent woodland and keep an eye out for the resident platypus.
40 Baxters Road, Pipers River
Since 1986, Clover Hill has been dedicated to producing premium sparkling wine in the traditional method.
Set in an architecturally designed, rammed-earth building in Tasmania’s northern Pipers River region, the ample indoor and outdoor seating provides uninterrupted views across the vines and out to the hills beyond.
Sparkling wine tastings start from $20, while a multi-course meal and matching wines starts at $80.
A curated selection of cellar door experiences includes workshops and masterclasses. While it’s hard to beat the location, they cater to those further afield with virtual tastings, too. Participants will receive wine shipped to their door before joining a delicious and educational Zoom session.
60 Clover Hill Road, Lebrina